Participate in a Study

Interested in participating in a research study?

You can help in an important way by participating in a research study.  Many research studies need to enroll people both with and without neurological disease.   We greatly appreciate your consideration of volunteering your time to help advance knowledge about neurological diseases.  Be aware, most studies are unpaid, but some may offer compensation for your time.  An active research program always needs new participants, so please consider asking friends and family members to contact us about participation, as well.

For stroke research contact, Annemarie Crumlish, ac35@buffalo.edu, 716-859-7615

For neuropsychology research contact, Victoria Kordovski,  mscogsur@buffalo.edu, 716-799-9064

For Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center (BNAC) research contact, Cheryl Kennedy, 716-859-7040

For neuromuscular studies and other research topics contact, Kara Patrick, kpatrick@buffalo.edu, 716-859-4125

-If no one is available to answer your call, please leave a message stating the research topic you are interested in and your contact information.

ROSTER OF CLINICAL STUDIES

A continually updated roster of clinical trials and investigations underway in the department can be found at http://medicine.buffalo.edu/departments/neurology/research/clinical-trials.html.

Vocational Accommodations and Multiple Sclerosis

Dr. Ralph Benedict of the University at Buffalo is conducting an online longitudinal survey of individuals who have MS and are currently working. The goal of this research is to help patients identify possible vulnerabilities that may create employment problems. In this survey, participants will be asked about their work activities and problems they may have encountered. The entire survey will take less than 15 minutes to complete. If you agree, we will ask you to complete the survey every few months in order that any changes in your employment status can be confidentially identified.  There is no direct compensation for this study.  If you have any questions or difficulty accessing the survey, please contact Dr. Ralph Benedict, PhD – mscogsur@buffalo.edu.

Take the Survey:  https://www.workadlmonitoring.com

Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center  (BNAC)

The Department of Neurology at the University at Buffalo and Buffalo Neuroimaging Analysis Center  (BNAC) is looking for…

□People with multiple sclerosis and Healthy people to participate in a research study about multiple sclerosis.  Seeking volunteers ages 10-89.

□Volunteers would be willing and able to have a doppler exam, MRI, blood draw and complete study related questionnaires.

□Study participants will be compensated for their time and travel expenses.

If you are interested in learning more…

Please contact us at:  716-859-7040

Neuromuscular Research Studies

Dr. Nick Silvestri and Dr. Gil Wolfe are currently conducting several neuromuscular trials.

1. IGOS: this international study follows patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome or it variants for a full year after onset.  Patients will generally be identified in the hospital setting as they must be enrolled within the first two weeks of onset of their acute neuropathy.

2. ECU-MG-301: this double-blind, placebo-controlled multicenter study will test the safety and effectiveness of eculizimab, a complement inhibitor, in refractory generalized myasthenia gravis.

3. Rituximab in MG: This NeuroNEXT, NIH supported study is investigating the use of rituximab in patients with generalized myasthenia gravis requiring corticosteroids and other immunosuppressant medications to control their disease.

4. MG-QOL15 study: This single-visit study is testing different versions of a quality-of-life instrument in myasthenia gravis patients to determine which version has the greatest validity.  It is not a treatment study.